Identity. When this word comes to your mind, where do your thoughts go? Who are you? Someone’s son, someone’s daughter and so on! A male or a female! A person persuing a particular degree which will further lead to a particular life! Ever thought who are you beyond how the world defines you?
The day we are born we fit into a particular definition set by the society for us. The relation with the family we are born in define us. Our gender defines us. The big question still looms over our head. Beyond the restrictions of this world, beyond the gender norms, beyond the societal definition of wrong and right, beyond the expectations of the world… WHO AM I? Rare are those people who pursue the life they want to pursue. In majority cases, the family, the surroundings do have a certain influence.
The very point I want to make is this. Yes, we are born in a family, we live in a society and thus we have some reponsibilities towards them but we do have some responsibilities towards our own life. The responsibility to make it big the way we want to, the responsibility to live with head held high, the responsibility to break free from those shackles which stop us from flying, the responsibility to discover who we are, the responsibility to be the person we want to be and most importantly, the responsibility to live.
– Paranjaya Mehra